|Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality - TED.com|
“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms," says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Middle East; sex; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible - TED.com|
Iran and Israel: two nations with tense relations that seem existentially at odds. But for all their antagonistic rhetoric, there is a recent hidden history of collaboration, even friendship. In an informative talk, Trita Parsi shows how an unlikely strategic alliance in the past could mean peace in the future for these two feuding countries.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; Iran; Middle East; global issues; government; peace; politics; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace. - TED.com|
If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Middle East; peace; terrorism; violence; TED2014; 2014
|Eman Mohammed: The courage to tell a hidden story - TED.com|
Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given unprecedented access to areas denied to men. In this short, visual talk, she critiques gender norms in her community by bringing light to hidden stories.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Middle East; TED Fellows; gender; global issues; journalism; photography; women; TED2014; 2014